Has this patent been awarded or is the patent still pending? It shows in the database as pending, but that was back in 2009. If the idea was abandoned, would the patent still be listed as pending?


If you check on the USPTO's public PAIR system, you can see the status of a published application. If the application has been abandoned, the status should say, for example: "Abandoned -- Failure to Respond to an Office Action."


  • Good answer. I'd would add that most of the information in google's database is created directly from the actual published patent document. Published documents are not live things that change after being published. As I mention in another post, the 2003 published phone book will never reflect your address change made in 2005. Google could look up the up-to-date status in "live" databases at the USPTO and also provide that to supplement the data taken from the "dead" publication. – George White Jul 14 '14 at 6:16


Has this patent been abandoned?


  • You are asking a new question in the box for an answer to a previous question. Please make it a new question and delete this "answer"; and welcome to Ask Patents and Stack Exchange. – George White Feb 12 at 23:27
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